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I've created this blog to share my life & love of paper crafts with others. You will read bits and pieces of what goes on in my world and be able to see my paper craft creations! Please leave me a comment if you see something you like. I'd love to hear from you!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Irish Tent Topper

Hi All! 
The new challenge on the DRS Designs Blog is to use Buttons! Here's my challenge entry, which was inspired by the Splitcoast Stampers Sketch challenge SC476.  

I used the Shamrock Circle (619L) to decorate the top of my tent topper card.  It was colored with Copic Markers and then fussy cut out. I split up the Great Joys Irish Greeting (1094G) and stamped the upper portion inside the middle of the Shamrock Circle. The lower portion was stamped on the card front as shown.  I decorated the card front with 3 different sized banners that were embossed with the Swiss Dots folder and I used twine to tie the button onto a green bow to make my card complete!

Check out all the details for the Button challenge and to see what fabulous prize is being offered to 1 lucky winner HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Friendship Skunk

DRS Designs released some new stamps a little while ago and in that release is their own version of PePe Le Pew.  It's the Skunk With Flowers (1035G) that I've used on today's Friendship card.

I've made this CAS card pairing him with the Big Thing Friendship Greeting (284H).  Kind of an oxymoron since you'd never consider a skunk to be your friend! 

Enjoy and have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Chips Ahoy

 The Chips Ahoy challenge on the DRS Designs Blog this week got me out of my comfort zone. I've never used a paint chip before when card making, but I love it and have been inspired to use them more often!

I started with an A2 dark green cardstock base. Then I cut off the writing on each paint chip and used each shade to create a pattern on the bottom of my card front. I embossed them with the Swiss Dots folder for texture and simply embellished my card with polka dotted green ribbon.  The top of the card front was decorated by stamping the Four Leaf Clover (890A) repeatedly with watermark ink. I didn't think it was appropriate to have a St. Pat's Day card without a Shamrock on it some where. The background was perfect for this! The main focus of my card is the Blessings Outnumber Irish Greeting (1100G) which was stamped in dark green ink, die cut, and then sponged with a lighter shade of green ink while still inside a Nestie die. I adhered the greeting with foam tape for some added dimension.  

Have you ever used a paint chip while stamping or card making before? Let the DRS DT inspire you and enter the Chips Ahoy challenge today to win! :-)

Have a great day!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Feel Better Soon

Hi Everybody! 

 Are you sick of Winter like I am? I'm so done with the bitter cold and snow, not to mention all the flu and sickness this Winter has brought as well.  So many of my friends and family have had horrible illnesses this Winter.  I've definitely used up my share of get well cards this season and I'm glad DRS Designs recently released some new Get Well sentiments that I can play with.  Here's a Get Well card I made to show off the new Cheerful Smiles Get Well Greeting (1107G).

I decided to make my own flower embellishments for this card.  I simply used paper punches for the flowers and leaves and large brads for the flower centers.  I dressed up the pink flower in the center by stamping the cardstock with the Polka Dot Background (688P)  before punching out the flower.  

Do you need to make some Get Well cards too? Let DRS Designs Get Well collection inspire you to get inky today and if you make St. Patrick Day cards check out their new St. Patrick's Day stamps too!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine Hearts

Happy Valentines Day!

I'm sending you all a little love with this Valentine I made with stamps from DRS Designs:
Heart Drops (344K)
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! 


Thursday, February 13, 2014

An Irish Blessing

Today, the DRS Designs DT is Rolling in Clover! That's the theme of this week's blog challenge.  I made this Clean and Simple card for my challenge entry.

Both the Blessings Outnumber Irish Greeting (1100G) and the Shamrock Swag (1080F) that I've used on this card are brand new and now available for purchase. Click HERE to see all of the great Irish and other St. Patrick's Day stamps offered by DRS Designs.

Got some free time since the weather is still to cold and snowy to go out? Then I hope I've inspired you to play along this week! 

Good Luck and thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine Sweetness!

Hearts, Flowers, and Chocolate and Love. Isn't that what Valentine's Day is all about? Here's a card that expresses all of that!

All of the stamps I used on this card are by DRS Designs. I played around with the heat embossing technique and the Chocolate Chip Background (361H) to make the banners I used on the card front. I stamped the Valentine's Hold For You Greeting (184F) in the lower left corner and dressed it up a bit using the hearts from the Fall Into Chocolate Greeting (338F). I colored them red with Copic Markers and then added Diamond Glaze to them to make them shine. Festive and cute, would ya say?

I hope your staying warm and getting inky today! 
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, February 6, 2014

May Your Joys Be Great!

It's time for another challenge on the DRS Blog today and this week's theme is "Feeling Green."  I guess you could interpret this challenge as a get well theme, but 
I'm using it as referring to the color green.  I've got new St. Patrick's Day stamps from DRS Designs that I want to show off.  

The new stamps include the Great Joys Irish Greeting (1094G) and the Shamrock Vine Corner (1086G).  I created the pattern paper you see here using the Large Original Plaid (641P). The greeting was simply embellished with 2 diamond rhinestones.

Link your "Feeling Green" card HERE for a chance to win some free stamps from DRS Designs!

Good Luck and thanks for stopping by!


Monday, February 3, 2014

Snow Can Fall So Gently

Here in the Northeast we are experiencing another Arctic blast.  Wind chill temps are in the -20*F and this is the best weather to stay in and stamp! Wouldn't you agree? Or do you enjoy cold snowy weather like this?  I let these freezing temps inspire this Winter card I'm sharing with you today.

I started this card by creating the sentiment banner first.  I stamped it with the Stepping Back In Time Greeting (674H), cut it out, and then masked the edges with Post-It Notes before sponging it with light blue ink.  I matted it with dark blue cardstock and added ribbon and a bow that was decorated with a snowflake and a matching blue brad.

Next, I stamped a blue cardstock base with the Swirling Snowflakes (168F) with blue ink.  I cut a bunch of smaller banner tags using scraps of blue cardstock and arranged them as shown on the right side of the card front so that no two banners were the same length.  Then I adhered the sentiment banner over top.  I love all the different shades of blue on this card.  It really has a chilly, Wintery feel, doesn't it? 

Well, that's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your visit. 
Stay warm!



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